I’m up in Oregon at my sister’s house. That’s why this post is a day late. And……. the Internet was down and I got sick. Tis the season for celebration, family, fun and sickness. I was a little sick a few weeks back, but healed up before it was time to travel up to Oregon [...]

911!!!! Cheek down!! Cheek down!!


Today I drove down to San Diego to visit my Momma Cheek and bake Christmas cookies.  And when I say bake Christmas cookies, I mean EAT Christmas cookies.  Oh good lordy I think I’ve ODed on cookies!!  I’ve really done it this time.  I’m feeling weak and sleepy.  I’m breaking out in sugar sweats.  My [...]

Naked in the kitchen!!!


Yup, it’s THAT hot again!  Los Angeles is steaming up to 100 degrees for the next few days.  And you expect me to wear clothes when I’m cooking??  Paaaaaah-leeze!!  :) Paleo Shepherd’s Pie This is an oldie but goodie! 1 head of cauliflower 1 teaspoon of minced garlic 1 bunch or bag of kale 1 [...]

What you DON’T know about the Left Cheek.


I’m kind of a disaster in the kitchen.  I can’t imagine what it must be like for the Right Cheek hearing me cook… “Ahhhhhh!!  The foil is on fire!!”  ”Oops!”  ”I’m okay!!”  Those are pretty common things for her to hear coming from the kitchen as I’m cooking.  I don’t know why, but I have [...]

Our New Baby!


I would like to welcome a new addition to the Sweet Cheeks family!  She’s fresh out today, weighing 5 quarts, 4.7 Liters and is a lovely shade of deep dark purple … our new KitchenAid mixer!!!!  I have NO IDEA what to mix with her first?  I could make chocolate cake, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, [...]

Keep Your Butt Out Of Your Mouth!


This morning I attended the always awesome and inspirational service at Agape!  Today he spoke about getting to know your anatomy.  He said that sometimes we put our feet in our mouths and we have to learn how to keep them on the ground where they belong!  Not only do we put our feet in [...]



The CrossFit Games have been happening all weekend!  Righty has been in attendance but I’ve been holding down the fort at HQ, needling my patients and taking Ginger on walks.  I heard they started the Games this year with a triathlon.  That’s all!  Just a measly triathlon!  I’m seriously not sure how they’re going to [...]

Picture Perfect


Food doesn’t move, it doesn’t blink and it’s never making a funny face, but it’s much harder to take a picture of then one would imagine!  Smoothies are really hard to take pictures of and so are bowls of soup.  Apparently though, these non-photogenic burgers of mine are the worst of all!  Even with my [...]

Last night’s dinner


excuse the messy photo please! Every week I try to to think of something new to make you all. Something you’ve never seen before or a variation of something we’ve had before.  This sometimes proves to be a challenge. Instead I’ve decided to share exactly what I am eating. (most of it, not all of [...]

Steak and Arugula Salad… thats all!


Arugula and steak salad Hello Cheeks Fans! My apologies for the long break. I’ve been busy, no real excuse besides being busy. Though, I am happy to report I’m not sick anymore. The pneumonia is gone….phew! It’s really not fun being sick. I realized it really put a damper on things. No work and no [...]